The Wooden Fish Ensemble celebrates the music (and birthday!) of Hyo-shin Na, known for letting the contrasting traditions from the East & West co-exist or even conflict, with several World Premieres alongside older works.
Often known as the 'Raga Pianist', Utsav Lal successfully blends his diverse influences from western classical, jazz and North Indian classical music into original works praised for their sincerity, simplicity and depth.
The Bay Area’s first and only quintet dedicated to the Cuban musical style known as “charanga” focus on the lyrical and timeless instrumental form of Cuban music known as the danzon, a style born in the late 19th century from the “French Trio”, for this special performance.
Take a journey through Andalusian alleys with Arabic & Flamenco music performed by Ali Paris, who captivates audiences worldwide with his unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Western music and with his technical virtuosity and emotional expression.
The Circadian String Quartet teams up with Iranian-born Santour virtuoso Hamid Taghavi in a cross-cultural exchange not to be missed, exploring themes of coming together and Yeganegi, or uniting in times of crisis, with music by Reza Vali, Sahba Aminikia, and Hamid Taghavi, representing two generations of Persian-American composers.
Showcasing material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works... from pre-Christian incantations for the longest nights of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime.